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American convenience store and coffee chain Sheetz announced on Thursday that the company will accept payments in digital currencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dogecoin. Executive payment managers of major chain companies in the Mid-Atlantic said that accepting cryptocurrency asset acceptance supports Sheetz’s mission to provide customers with “ultimate one-stop service.”
On May 27th, Sheetz revealed that the company will accept encrypted payments through the digital payment network Flexa. The company is headquartered in Altoona, Pennsylvania, and has 622 convenience stores and coffee shops in Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Maryland.
Sheetz pointed out in the announcement that the company aims to “provide customers with the ability to pay for goods in the store, or the ability to use digital currencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Dogecoin to refuel their cars, trucks, and RVs. .. “
Sheetz payment manager Linda Smith said: “Among other things, Sheetz’s mission is to continue to provide customers with the ultimate one-stop service, where they can refuel and update the body.” The Sheetz executive further added:
Therefore, we have been constantly innovating and exploring new products to provide customers with what they want 24/7/365, including accepting multiple payment methods. We are very happy to work with Flexa to launch support for cryptocurrencies and other types of digital assets in our store.
According to the announcement, Sheetz will first use Flexa’s “climate-neutral payment technology” in selected cafes and stores. Later this summer, the company will launch encrypted payments for the company’s fuel pumps. Sheetz customers can also bind their “Sheetz Rewardz” loyalty points to applications that support Flexa. In addition, Sheetz also utilizes Flexa’s point of sale (POS) partner NCR.
Tim Vanderham, Chief Technology Officer of NCR, stated in the Sheetz cryptocurrency acceptance statement: “By connecting to the NCR payment gateway through existing POS solutions, retailers can quickly integrate new solutions to easily introduce new innovations supported by digital currencies.” Retailers benefit by increasing loyalty, lowering transaction costs and reducing fraud, while increasing the convenience and choice of shoppers,” Vanderham added.
Trevor Filter, co-founder of payment company Flexa, said his company is looking forward to helping Sheetz launch digital asset payments on fuel pumps.
“Sheetz is one of the most forward-looking brands in the industry and has a better understanding of its customer base than anyone else. We are very pleased that Flexa can help them become the first convenience and retail chain that directly accepts digital currency.”
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